Wonderful Houses Around the World

A picture is worth a thousand words the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand built homes Photos from Mongolia, China,, Indonesia,A picture is worth a thousand words the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand built homes Photos from Mongolia, China,, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.
Wonderful Houses Around the World A picture is worth a thousand words the photos in this book along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings make this a very informative book for children There has never been a photogr

  • Title: Wonderful Houses Around the World
  • Author: Yoshio Komatsu Akira Nishiyama Katy Bridges Naoko Amemiya
  • ISBN: 9780936070346
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Wonderful Houses Around the World”

    1. This is an excellent and interesting book that shows examples of houses from the sub-cultures of ten different countries.For each type of house, there’s a page showing a photograph, or photographs, of the house and a description, and sometimes its inhabitants and possessions, then there’s a page/pages which have a drawing of what the inside of the house looks like and all its contents, inside & outside, and a box that tells who lives there, how many are in the family and the nature of th [...]

    2. This is, I think, a very good book to educate elementary-age children about life (and architecture) in far-flung parts of the world. Each entry included photographs of the home, as well as a cross-section drawing and an explanation as to what each room was used for, as well as the function of any unusual architectural features. (I was particularly intrigued by the home with a roof shaped like an inverted funnel, which was used to collect rainwater in its dry desert surroundings.) I am an adult, [...]

    3. Gave us a chance to see 10 types of homes from around the world that we would have never otherwise known existed. SO interesting, great for kids and adults.

    4. • This is a wonderful picture book with descriptions of different houses around the world. It is a wonderful book that will educate children on how people live in different cultures around the world. It has information on day to day activities for each different home.• Teachers may use this for Geography, History, Multicultural lessons• Ages 5-12 Grades K-7• Individual students may spend time reading this book and admiring the illustrations of the different homes people live in.• Small [...]

    5. Lovely book to introduce children to other cultures. Very interesting. I read it with my 8-yr-old son. He loves it and has been looking at it frequently on his own. It leans toward being almost too brief for him. There were so many things he wanted to know about which the book gave no information. It would likely be ideal for a 5 or 6-yr-old, or as part of a larger study on global cultures, where each of these societies are delved into on a deeper level using other resources as well.

    6. A great way to introduce to kids that not everyone lives like we do. My oldest loved this book. She was excited every day to read from it, explore the insides of the different homes, and find the country on a world map. She was not impressed learning that others use animal dung to heat their homes. Would have loved to have a little more information about the people and their homes.

    7. I ordered this book because it looked like a photographic version of one of my all-time favorite picture books, Come Over to My House. And it didn't disappoint. Especially the house in China where 300 people live in a circle! What a boundary-expanding book!

    8. This is a beautiful book with explanations on who lives in certain houses and how the houses are unique. The photographs are beautiful and illustrations are beautiful. My son loved all the different photos and talking about who lives in each house.

    9. Totally cool (if too brief) book featuring external photos and illustrations of the insides of fascinating human domiciles of all sorts.

    10. this was a fantastic book!!! My kids loved it and spent hours looking at the incredible photos and drawings. It inspired much creativity in their drawings and craft times.

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